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GWAAR Job Opportunities

Senior Medicare Patrol Volunteer Coordinator

The Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources Inc. (GWAAR) currently has a full-time exempt Volunteer Coordinator position available with the Senior Medicare Patrol program.

The Volunteer Coordinator is an essential team member within the Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) program, a federally funded grant program. The goal of the Senior Medicare Patrol is to raise awareness and identify Medicare fraud, errors, and abuse.  The program focuses on educating and empowering Medicare beneficiaries to be good health care consumers and to recognize potential misuses of Medicare. The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for recruiting, training, and oversight of the volunteer team, along with coordinating the presence of volunteers at community events. The Volunteer Coordinator will deliver educational presentations and conduct outreach, provide support with the toll-free helpline to answer inquiries and provide beneficiary education regarding billing issues and suspected fraud, and work to develop and strengthen partnerships with other agencies and professional associations. The position is remote with a flexible location within the state of Wisconsin.

A bachelor’s degree and experience managing a statewide volunteer program to include recruitment, training, retention, recognition, day-to-day management, and conflict resolution is required. This position requires daily interaction with Medicare beneficiaries and professionals who work with Medicare beneficiaries; therefore, superior written and oral communication skills are necessary. Familiarity with Medicare, Social Security, and/or other benefit programs is highly desirable. Access to a reliable vehicle, a valid driver’s license, and the ability to occasionally travel overnight throughout the state are required.  

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To apply, send your resume and cover letter to the address below.  Resumes sent without a cover letter will not be accepted. 

The position is open until filled.  The first review of applications will occur on June 28, 2024.

Ingrid Kundinger
SMP Program Director
GWAAR Elder Law & Advocacy Center
1414 MacArthur Rd., Suite A
Madison, WI  53714

Ingrid.kundinger@gwaar.org

 

Public Interest Elder Law Attorney

The Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources Inc. (GWAAR) is hiring a full-time attorney in its Elder Law & Advocacy Center.  The attorney will assist in the supervision and training of elder benefit specialists working in Aging & Disability Resource Centers across a 15-county region within the state.  The attorney will also provide daily legal and technical assistance regarding state and federal public benefit programs and provide direct legal representation to older adults.

This position requires a Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited law school and admission to the State Bar of Wisconsin.  We are seeking candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to working with clients aged 60 and older, people with disabilities, and/or individuals with low-income.  Knowledge of state and federal benefit programs and/or health care programs is strongly preferred.  The ideal candidate will have direct client experience in estate planning, Medicaid law, housing law, consumer law, administrative hearings, and/or general civil matters.  Occasional overnight statewide travel is required.  For a full job description, go to gwaar.org. 

GWAAR offers a generous benefits package, including paid time off, holiday pay, life insurance, health insurance, dental insurance, short and long-term disability, flex spending accounts, etc.  Employees work mostly remotely from home offices within Wisconsin; however, there is an option to work from an office in Madison, if desired. 

Resumes sent without a cover letter will not be considered.  The position will remain open until filled.  Send cover letter and resume via email to the address below.  Application materials received by June 26 will be included in the first round of review. 

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Attorney Kate Schilling, Legal Services Manager
Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources
1414 MacArthur Road, Suite A
Madison, WI  53714
Kate.schilling@gwaar.org

 

VSDP Care Consultant

The Veteran Self-Directed Program (VSDP) helps Veterans needing assistance choose their own caregivers, services, and supports to be able to safely and successfully remain living in their home. In conjunction with the Veteran and their family, the VSDP Care Consultant is responsible for assessing the Veteran’s abilities and level of functioning, identifying areas of need and preferences for meeting those needs, developing a care plan to meet the needs; assisting the Veteran and family caregiver with setting up and purchasing goods and services within their individual budget allocation; and assisting the Veteran with monitoring service provision. This position requires a significant amount of travel within the North Chicago, Tomah, Madison, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis VAMC catchment areas. Ideal candidate will be located in Dane, Waukesha, or Milwaukee County areas.

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To Apply: 
Send cover letter and resume to the following:
Lisa Drouin, VA Programs Manager Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources
Email: Lisa.Drouin@GWAAR.org

 

 

GWAAR is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse and inclusive workforce. GWAAR provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants without regard to unlawful considerations of sex, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and/or expression), pregnancy, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion or similar philosophical beliefs, disability, marital and civil union status, age, genetic information, veteran status or any personal attribute or characteristic that is protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.